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schnorrer

(ˈʃnorɚ)
n. a beggar; a person who sponges off of friends and relatives. (Yiddish.) Buy your own ciggies if you don’t like mine. Shnorrers can’t be choosers.
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Depicted as a schnorrer of not-too-moral character, he was accused of being paid to provide propaganda to missionaries in the East End.
At first, evidence pointed to the Ollie North/John Hull/Elliott Abrams gang of mercenaries, the exiled Cubans and Nicaraguan schnorrers on the C.
There was even a play by Israel Zangwill, Le roi des schnorrers ("The King of Beggars")one would like to know what the Monegasques made of that.
Oring, a non-Jew, deftly arranges his chapter headings as a mosaic of Freud's preferred Jewish humor: schnorrers, schadchens, Fahrenheit (travel with horses and iron horses), and kuck (occult).
After more than a century, theater historian Edna Nahshon has discovered the original manuscript, as well as that of another unpublished Zangwill play, The King of Schnorrers, and the original version of The Melting Pot.